News: Jay-Z On "Blueprint 3" Release, "Kanye's In The Process Of Making A New Batch"

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 2:40PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has spoken on the time-consuming process of crafting his highly-anticipated album The Blueprint 3 admitting the delays have become frustrating.

While rumors of its release swirl, the rap star claims Kanye West is still creating new music likely to be featured on the disc.

"I made a bunch of songs," Jay said in an interview. "We gonna get to the studio and get down to what's supposed to be on the album and when. Right now Kanye is in the process of making a new batch of music that's gonna be phenomenal and at the end of the day, when it's ready for the people, we'll serve it up...I don't [like this process] because if I don't have any time constraints, I'll mess around, I'll never get it done. I'll be the Axl Rose out here. It'll be 12 years later...I really like the [time constraints]. But whatever happens, it may turn out better, 'cause it'll be done when it's right." (MTV News)

As previously reported, Ye recently said the disc would drop this month.

"I'm constantly making music," Ye said in a teleconfernce last November. "We almost finished with Jay album. we almost finished before I even dropped my album. Jay album is coming in February." (SOHH)

Throughout the fall, Ye was reportedly chosen to produce a majority of the project.

Kanye will indeed be producing most, if not all, of the album. Remember back in the day when an artist would do a whole album with one producer for cohesiveness? Think classic Snoop or Jeru with Primo... and fast forward it to 2008. Jay will be leaking the finished version of "Jockin" as soon as he adds a new 3rd verse to the song. (The Press Play Show)

Jay's Blueprint 3 will follow-up 2007's platinum-selling American Gangster.

Jay-Z announced he was coming out of retirement for good in 2006. He made it official when Kingdom Come hit the shelves later that year. Less than a year later, Jay-Z returned with another post-retirement album, American Gangster (2007), this one inspired by the concurrent film of the same name. (All Music)

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